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Offline kevdog3019

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #120 on: May 09, 2014, 12:39:33 PM »
You are doing superb.  For a reasonable price I got the MG Cycle console and installed recently.  Keep up the nice work!
Kevin



Yes... you may have to mount your headlamp out a wee bit further and that will accomodate the space of your mount.  Does anyone know of a nice way to plug the open hole on the steering head that's now showing on my Lario?
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #121 on: May 09, 2014, 12:56:56 PM »
Local ACE or TrueValue hardware  has all kinds of hard and soft plugs in assorted sizes. Some times I've just wandered through the isle looking for items just to make something else out of it, thrift stores are good for that too and it usually goes to a good cause.
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #122 on: May 09, 2014, 01:06:51 PM »
I cannot tell from the pictures, but perhaps you can switch your headlight ears from left to right and flip them upside down to drop the headlight a bit?  Just a thought
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #123 on: May 10, 2014, 05:15:11 PM »
Ace hardwareworks for plugging that  steering neck hole.
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #123 on: May 10, 2014, 05:15:11 PM »

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #124 on: May 13, 2014, 03:22:10 PM »
Update....

Console is is bent downward for 1 cm. Now is much better. I'll leave it for now like it is, I lowered the front headlight.

Second update;

The only thing I have left to do is rear light and seat. For the seat I need help from my friend, we will make it, from scratch, but I have to wait for some friend's free time.

Until then, I can make a rear light....base we will be an old CEV holder that I have and one of rear light that I have...To put the light that I have, I had to make an additional bracket that will go on light and then on CEV holder;

It would look something like this:











For now...this is it...

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #125 on: May 13, 2014, 06:56:29 PM »
Love to see when people find the answers.  I too am going full seat build.  I have a full wood shop so am going flat plywood pan with aluminum flashed bottom for weather resistance.  Closed cell high density foam. Mounting I have to think about.  Probably an aluminum bracket with some studs that fit through from the pan.  I'll watch what you do.  ;)
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #126 on: May 13, 2014, 10:41:23 PM »
Good job.
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #127 on: May 14, 2014, 12:27:44 AM »
My only concern now is where to put things on long journeys....I'll have to invent some quick mounting rear bracket or something...

This is my last 10 days trip, a big Europe circle (Slowenia,Austria,Germany,Poland,Czech Republic,Slovakia,Hungary)




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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #128 on: May 14, 2014, 01:13:45 AM »
Soft fabric saddle bags would help.
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #129 on: May 14, 2014, 01:44:46 AM »
They would Tom but you have to be careful with upswept cones.
And keeping relatively equal weight in both stops one sagging and ending up singed or worse.

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #130 on: May 14, 2014, 01:55:06 AM »
Of course if you use large bags with no support and heat shields then you'd have that problem.
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #131 on: May 14, 2014, 04:21:00 AM »
Maybe I have a better solution; on longer trip, usually my wife is going with me, she have a Kawasaki, so I will buy her a set of bags, so she can drive things... ;D

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #132 on: May 16, 2014, 12:27:38 AM »
 ;-T   ;D ;D ;D
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #133 on: May 16, 2014, 12:46:07 AM »
With regard to the hole in the steering head, i have the same situation and have been pondering fashioning a piece of cork or rubber or something that will fit firmly enough and allow me to remove it, and sticking a time piece to it.

For all the trickery that Motogadget can build into an instrument you would think they could put a clock in there as well  ::)
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #134 on: May 16, 2014, 01:00:39 AM »
Yes... you may have to mount your headlamp out a wee bit further and that will accomodate the space of your mount.  Does anyone know of a nice way to plug the open hole on the steering head that's now showing on my Lario?
-Kevin
 


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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #135 on: May 16, 2014, 01:06:47 AM »
You can get a plain chrome one for a lot less.
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #136 on: May 16, 2014, 05:29:56 AM »
Can't tell you, it's a friend's bike, not mine. The simplest way is to let the clocks rest by the rim on the board. To lock it down  use cups like yours, held by the hand nuts on the bottom of the clocks.
If you're interested in more info I can send you my friend's email.



I like all the little lamps. Where did he get the panel from?

Jocke.............

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #137 on: May 16, 2014, 07:36:07 AM »
I like all the little lamps. Where did he get the panel from?

Jocke.............

I'd bet that is a custom CNC item.. it would be easy enough to do.
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #138 on: May 16, 2014, 12:24:54 PM »

http://www.mgcycle.com/product_info.php?products_id=734

Thanks for this. Perfect!  Why I didn't think to check with the usual suspects... ???
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #139 on: May 16, 2014, 11:30:23 PM »
I like all the little lamps. Where did he get the panel from?

Jocke.............

Like Chuck said, it's a custom design, made with CNC.

As for the hole in the steering column, you can stick something fancy like a friction steering damper (anyone has one for sale?) but any plug for a road bicycle bar end will do.
In the photo is my own:

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #140 on: May 17, 2014, 01:19:52 AM »
"I'd bet that is a custom CNC item.. it would be easy enough to do."

Chuck have you reamed out valve guides to provide extra lube and vital cooling to valve stems in the past on your Computer Numerical Control setup?
Do you use a Bosch controller or some other?
And do you use what is referred to as G code programming for the movements.
If memory serves, it is referred to as helical interpolation or spiralling down if you like, although in this case it is not just straight down as valve guides are in place at a specific angles in heads.
Used to program and operate a 6 headed CNC routing wood machine with an air table made by Rye, England.

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #141 on: May 17, 2014, 12:40:58 PM »
Now....on my new dashboard are LED...for alternator impulse (don't know the right word for it...) I need a 1,2 W bulb...so I decide to put somewhere a 1.2W bulb with housing. Didn't like the idea of placing a big and ugly housing on the dashboard so I put it somewhere else...from this bulb the wires will go on to the control LED on the dash. (charge control)



Friend was able today to take time to make me a seat; he used the old seat as a base, sawed it in half and then form a new one, how I like:











Later some more pics of seat and base...

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #142 on: May 17, 2014, 12:50:24 PM »
Very nice work!

Here's an alternative clockboard for a LM V1000, a friend's bike.


I think your telling fibs that looks like a Sfida to me

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #143 on: May 17, 2014, 01:48:05 PM »
I think your telling fibs that looks like a Sfida to me

John

I'm really sorry to read that this is what you think
Like I wrote, it's a friend's V1000 (mk 4) , that has visited Magni's and is not a Sfida.
http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=52719.msg1071516#msg1071516

The dash board is a the owner's design and a local make

Recheck before you accuse.



« Last Edit: May 17, 2014, 02:03:24 PM by dan_s »

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #144 on: May 17, 2014, 06:31:20 PM »
Guys...take it easy....please make a comment about my new seat and my friend who gives his best to please me....Please don't behave like a two ladies on the market buying a cucumber....

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #145 on: May 17, 2014, 07:07:11 PM »
Guys...take it easy....please make a comment about my new seat and my friend who gives his best to please me....Please don't behave like a two ladies on the market buying a cucumber....

Now that is funny - still laughing.....

Mark

Oh and the seat is looking great, wish I had such a good friend!

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #146 on: May 17, 2014, 11:17:41 PM »
Guys...take it easy....please make a comment about my new seat and my friend who gives his best to please me....Please don't behave like a two ladies on the market buying a cucumber....
Yours is a magnificent seat.

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #147 on: May 18, 2014, 03:26:01 AM »
Dan_S

I apologize, it was meant to be just a bit of fun. I didn't mean to cause any offence.

The reason for saying was, the triple clamp is Magni (It is written there after all), the fork adjusters look identical to the Forcelle Italia, and the dash is also very similar to what Magni made for the Sfida too. Looking at your previous post your quite right & I was wrong its an LM 1000 with what looks like a Sfida front end grafted onto it. Are Sifdas such a pariah here?

I like the warning light cluster its very neat, Motogadget used to make a nice cluster too but I cannot see it on their site now.

The seat is taking shape very nicely indeed.

Better reign in my sense of humor and it looks like I lost the cucumber fight  ;D

John
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #148 on: May 18, 2014, 05:39:00 AM »
Now that is funny - still laughing.....
do you know what they were arguing about, the two women at the market?

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #149 on: May 18, 2014, 06:07:23 AM »
I'll play - what were they arguing about? 

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